Today the remnants of Hurricane Isaac have reached Illinois with much needed rain. Yesterday, I went to town to do my shopping and found chaos. Both the grocery store and Walmart were packed. The isles were full and so were the shopping carts. People were panicked! I guess it was the videos of New Orleans and other flooded towns the weather stations and news networks had been playing over and over the past 3 days that did it.
Well, that got me thinking about how we act when we are panicked and feeling desperate in our businesses. When I didn’t start making money in my business quickly, I began it get a little panicky. Panic soon turned into desperation. Being desperate in my business stopped me from making money. Is this where you are in your business right now?
Desperation will stop your ability to create income in it’s tracks! I was so desperate to make money that I would flit from one project to another to another. I became pushy and salesy. Somewhere along the way I forgot that I needed to create real relationships and build my community. This only resulted in people showing no interest in me or what I had to say or offer.
Frankly, it was awful. The harder I tried the worse it got.
If I had just taken the time to do a little local networking, I could have drummed up some local business to keep enough income coming in to allow me to step back, take a deep breath and re-group. It would given me the income I needed to be able to get the training that would have helped me move my business forward. And it certainly would have helped my drooping self-confidence and self-worth.
If you are having some of these same issues, stop hiding behind your computer screen for a couple of hours a week and join a business organization in your area. Mingle with other professionals. It’s so important. You need that outside stimulation to keep perspective. It will open up opportunities to help businesses in your community go from offline to online, to build a few websites, set up their autoresponders or teach them social media marketing. This may not be the way you intended to make money online, but hey, are so many things that most brick and mortar business owners don’t know how to do online. Even if you don’t feel like it, to them you are the expert! Go help them get more customers by taking them online. They’ll gladly pay you for that!
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So, head on over and take a look. You can spend a few hours over this long holiday weekend expanding your knowledge and get out there on Tuesday and rustle up some business. Stop being desperate, don’t panic. Take a deep breath… now go do what you need to do to start making money.
Let’s blow the training wheels off your business so you can ride like the wind!
With love and blessings,
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